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Spotlight on Commerce: Cindy Edwards, Area Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Cindy Edwards, Area Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am an Area Director in the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Denver Regional Office. I oversee several EDA grant programs in Denver’s ten state region. EDA provides grants and technical assistance to economically distressed and disaster impacted communities to help create jobs and sustain...

Spotlight on Commerce: Rachel Wolbers, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog by Rachel Wolbers, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I am honored to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Women have a unique power to face down challenges and bring people together. My mom, a trailblazing female executive, instilled in my sister and me a do-it-yourself...

Commerce This Week: March 17

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces Additions to Entity List including Iranian Nuclear Scientists and Other Suppliers of Iran’s and Pakistan’s WMD Programs

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The Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce announced today that it will add six individuals and 18 corporations to the Entity List for enabling or assisting with Iran’s nuclear program, Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear and missile programs, and Russian military modernization efforts. The Entity List additions include five Iranian nuclear officials, one company in Iran, two...

Census Bureau Statement on Modifying 2020 Census Operations to Make Sure College Students are Counted

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Census Bureau also announces updates to special operations, assistance program and early nonresponse followup The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. We are adjusting some operations as outlined below with two key principles in mind: protecting the health and safety of our...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the 2020 Census and COVID-19

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The U.S. Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will fulfill our obligation to deliver the 2020 Census counts to the President of the United States. It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. To date, over 2 million households have already responded online, and the...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Declaration of a National Emergency

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President Trump continued his strong leadership in the face of this crisis by declaring a National Emergency today to make more resources rapidly available to continue fighting COVID-19. It is this very leadership that has saved countless lives since the outbreak began. We are all grateful to the American companies that are stepping up and doing their part to ensure the American public has access...